Episode 331: Lyme Inspired Nurse – an interview with Briana Jamshidi


Briana Jamshidi is a 27-year-old Registered Nurse (RN) and certified personal trainer from Charleston, South Carolina. Ms. Jamshidi loved to lift weights, run races, dance, go to concerts, attend music festivals, and was a top performer on her National Guard physical fitness test.

At the age of 21, Ms. Jamshidi suddenly fell ill while attending her annual training with the Army National Guard in Virginia. Shew was first diagnosed with Urinary Tract Infections (UTIs) and then doctors said it was Interstitial Cystitis (IC) because her urine cultures never grew any bacteria.

Some of Ms. Jamshidi’s early symptoms included severe burning when peeing like glass slicing her bladder, spasms of her bladder and pelvic floor, frequent and urgent urination, urinary incontinence, and painful sex. Her symptoms worsened and she developed severe lower back pain, swollen lymph nodes, neck pain, hives, muscle spasms, hand tremors, extreme fatigue, cognitive decline, constipation, food sensitivities, and the feeling of bugs crawling all over her at night.

Ms. Jamshidi was finally diagnosed with Lyme and Bartonella when she was 24. She treated using antibiotics, Low Dose Naltrexone (LDN), supplements, diet changes, and more.

If you’d to learn how a young woman realized her body is strong and resilient while going through the battle of her life, then tune in now!

PS Sara Brunner, the Lyme Dietitian, special guest co-hosted this interview with Matt from Tick Boot Camp!